Peat View Dairies is a dairy farm operation 25km from Invercargill in Central Southland. Combined soil types of Otanomomo, Titipua and Mokotua make up the farm’s 171 hectares. Due the cool temperate climate of Southland and reliable summer rainfall, Peat View Dairies’ predominantly flat land area receives an average annual rainfall of 1,100mm. The farm is home to 458 dairy cows which walk a maximum of 1,000 metres to a centrally located milking shed.
The Wrights Bush and Waimatuku peat bogs have been made into QEII covenants covering a total of 40 hectares.
As a highly productive operation, Peat View Dairies was winner of the Fortuna Group Farm Pride Award and Supreme Award in both 2013 and 2014. Peat View Dairies Manager, Jade Tulang, also won the Staff Excellence Award in 2013. Peat View Dairies then went on to take out the Best Financial Management Award in 2015.
Managed by Fortuna Group since March 2012 and owned by Fortuna Group in equity partnership with Peter Bruce and Melinda Emery.
Wrights Bush district, Central Southland
Title area: 241ha. Title area of Dairy unit 171ha. Effective area: 160ha (94%) Title area of support block (across road) 69ha. Lease block (support) 40ha